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Tag Archives: Wrongful Death

Patient wandered from facility, died – $900,000 settlement (access required)

In this assisted living elopement case, an 88-year-old resident suffering from advanced Alzheimer’s disease wandered out of her assisted living facility due to the negligent supervision and moni­toring of the facility staff. The resident was found dead shortly after her ...

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Baby died, mother suffered stroke during delivery – $3 million settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, an expectant mother, presented to the labor and delivery unit of a Virginia hospital with signs of fetal abruption and preeclampsia. Despite warning signs in the fetal heart monitoring strips, no action was taken to deliver the baby. After ...

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Suit claimed 85-year-old was treated poorly at nursing home – $487,500 settlement (access required)

Decedent was 85 years old when she entered the nursing home for physical rehabilitation after suffering from a cerebral injury and some mental diminishment. The nursing home records indicate that while at the facility, decedent was neglected, poorly fed and ...

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Lawyer died after heat stroke in fitness center – Confidential terms (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was a 72-year-old internationally known lawyer. An avid athlete, decedent would routinely end his day by using the fitness center’s steam shower. While using the steam shower one evening, decedent became ill and ultimately unconscious. Decedent was found ...

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Baby died after difficult delivery, with Pitocin administered – $1 million settlement (access required)

On March 12, 2012, plaintiff – who was approximately 37 weeks pregnant – was traveling through Virginia with her husband on their way back to North Carolina. She reported having back pains and went to the emergency room. Once there, she ...

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Med-mal case settles during trial – $1.9 Million Settlement (access required)

Wrongful death case involving claims of medical negligence against an anesthesiologist settles during trial for $1.9 million. [19-T-114] Type of action: Wrongful Death Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,900,000 Attorneys for plaintiff: Patrick Malone and Al Clarke, Washington, D.C.

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Tug boat loaded with oyster shells ran over pleasure boat – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was the owner/operator of a pleasure boat that was fishing outside of the channel in the James River east of the James River Bridge. Defendant, a tug boat company pushing a barge loaded with oyster shells, exited the channel ...

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Man killed in wreck with speeder chased by cops – (access required)

Defendant, Tyquanne McCargo, was stopped by a Virginia State Trooper on Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County for speeding, 93/70. When the Trooper advised him of an outstanding warrant, McCargo sped away from the stop. Two Troopers gave chase. McCargo traveled ...

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